Khamenei’s Twitter outlines reasons for supporting nuclear talks
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.11
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
The official account of the Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has tweeted a set of reasons for supporting the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group.
Published on Nov. 10, nine different statements from Khamenei outlined as reasons including the Islamic Republic's determination to close nuclear dossier, overcoming the obstacles on the path of the country's progress, expanding experience and intellectual capacity of the Iranians to rely on domestic forces, supporting the decision made by the executive officials of the country, confronting the "enemy's propaganda and manipulation" of public opinion against Iran, turning Iran's relationships with the IAEA into conventional and non-extraordinary relations, emphasizing on Iran's decisive policy of not possessing nuclear weapons, taking the initiative in foreign policy and international interactions and repelling the "evil of the great Satan"(the US)."
Iran and the P5+1 have started the ninth round of talks to find a solution to the outstanding issues over Tehran's disputed nuclear program in the Omani capital city of Muscat on Nov. 11.
Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, the outgoing EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton and the US Secretary of State John Kerry held two days of trilateral nuclear talks in Muscat on Nov. 9-10.
Last November, Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council comprising of China, France, Russia, Britain, the US Plus Germany) clinched an interim nuclear accord, which took effect on Jan. 20 and expired six months later.
However, the parties agreed to extend their talks until Nov. 24 as they remained divided on a number of key issues.